Ishan Kishan training in Baroda amidst speculation over absence from cricket | Cricket News

Feb 8, 2024

New Delhi: Amid growing speculation over his prolonged absence from competitive cricket, the wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan He has been seen honing his skills at the Reliance Stadium in Baroda.
According to a report in Cricbuzz, Kishan has been posted in Baroda for the last few weeks and has been actively participating in the training sessions. Kiran More Academy. He is training with famous cricketers like the Pandya brothers, Hardik and Krunal.
hardik pandyaSet to captain Mumbai Indians in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, he shares a professional relationship with Kishan as they both represent the franchise. Confirming Kishan's presence at the academy, Kiran More told Cricbuzz that the 25-year-old cricketer is indeed training under his guidance. However, he refrained from giving further details as he was busy with Mumbai Indians Women's Premier League (WPL) team in Mumbai at the time.
Kishan's absence from competitive cricket from November 2023 has raised concerns, especially considering national coach Rahul DravidDespite Dravid's comments emphasizing active participation for national selection, Kishan has not shown any strong inclination towards a return to competitive cricket.
Recent discussions have focused on the possible impact of Kishan's continued absence on consideration of central contracts with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Currently holding a Grade C contract with an annual retainership of Rs 1 crore, Kishan's absence from domestic and international matches has attracted the attention of cricket authorities.
With Kishan missing opportunities, including the ongoing Test series against England, questions are being raised over his readiness to return to competitive cricket. Coach Dravid stressed that the choice is ultimately Kishan's, but active participation in cricket is important for his future prospects.

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As speculation continues about Kishan's future, it has been suggested that the earliest opportunity for him to make a comeback would be in the IPL starting in March.
Meanwhile, reports indicate that Virat Kohli He will not be part of the Indian team for the last three Test matches, which will affect the dynamics of the team selection process in the upcoming matches.
(With inputs from IANS)

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